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Image for The Story of Printing Traced in Ancient and Modern Books - An Exhibition at The Alexander Turnbull Library August-October 1936

The Story of Printing Traced in Ancient and Modern Books - An Exhibition at The Alexander Turnbull Library August-October 1936

By: Taylor, C. R. H. [Clyde Romer Hughes]

Price: NZ$50.00

Publisher: Wellington, Government Printer: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21442

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Some fading and foxing and rubbing to covers. ; 19, [1] pages. Green printed thin card covers. Page dimensions: 258 x 196mm. A 6 page essay "The Story of Printing", followed by a list of 84 titles in the exhibition. 2 illustrations - the first of a page of the Kelmscott Press edition of Chaucer's Works, and the second of a page from the 15th century "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili", "the most beautiful book of the fifteenth century". Series: Alexander Turnbull Library Bulletin No. 4. [Reference: Bagnall T160] View more info

Cutting off the Serpent’s Head: Tightening Control in Tibet, 1994-1995

By: Tibet Information Network & Human Rights Watch / Asia

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: New York, Tibet Information Network & Human Rights Watch / Asia: (1996)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000090

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


xv, 192 pages. Page dimensions: 228 x 151mm. View more info

Image for Voyages and Travels Round the World, by the Rev. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennet, Esq. Deputed from the London Missionary Society to visit their various stations in the South Sea Islands, Australia, China, India, Madagascar, and South Africa  between the years 1821 and 1829

Voyages and Travels Round the World, by the Rev. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennet, Esq. Deputed from the London Missionary Society to visit their various stations in the South Sea Islands, Australia, China, India, Madagascar, and South Africa between the years 1821 and 1829

By: Tyerman, Daniel (Rev.) & George Bennet; compiled from the original documents by James Montgomery

Price: NZ$217.50

Publisher: London, John Snow: 1840

Seller ID: 21429

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Rebound in half calf binding with marbled papered boards. Later endpapers. Plates have heavy dampstains with tidemarks to corners and margins. Foxing to plates. ; Second edition, corrected. xvii, [1], 288 pages + 14 plates (including frontispiece) + 12 in-text wood engravings. Rebound in half calf binding with marbled papered boards. Later endpapers. Page dimensions: 232 x 151mm. Text in double columns. There are two portrait plates, and 12 plates showing views and scenes. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Tibet and the Right to Self-Determination

By: van Walts van Praag, M. C.

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: Dharamsala, Information Office, Central Tibetan Secretariat: (1979)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21350

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


37, [1 (blank)] pages + folding map of Tibet. Printed blue-grey card covers. Page dimensions: 215 x 136mm. Contents: Introduction; I. The Status of the Principle of Self-Determination under International Law: A Philosophical Notion - An International Political Principle - A Right Incorporated into International Law - Conclusion; II. Does the Right to Self-Determination Extend to the Tibetan People?: Does the Right to Self-Determination Extend to the Tibetan People - Common Values and Disidentification; Stability of Expectations and Popular Support; Viability and Compatibility with Other Intere... View more info

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A Selection from Henry Vaughan

By: Vaughan, Henry; edited by Christopher Dixon

Price: NZ$65.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: (1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21304

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


xii, 163, [1 (blank)] pages. Illustrated papered boards. Page dimensions: 197 x 131mm. Poems selected from "Silex Scintillans", Parts I and II. Also with several poems from George Herbert's "The Temple", and a selection from each of James Shirley, Joseph Beaumont, and Peter Sterry. With Notes explanatory of the poems on pages 108-158. Series: Longmans' English Series. View more info

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Mountain Solitudes: Solo Journeys in the Southern Alps of New Zealand

By: Vervoorn, Aat

Price: NZ$39.00

Publisher: Nelson, Craig Potton Publishing: (2000)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21369

ISBN: 0908802641

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


No signatures. A nice copy of this title.; 171 pages + plates. Page dimensions: 221 x 152mm. Solo transalpine tramping, climbing and mountaineering in New Zealand's rugged Southern Alps. "Written as a follow-up to his first book, 'Beyond the Snowline', this volume covers 15 years of Aat Vervoorn's solo climbing and transalpine tramping in the rugged South Westland section of New Zealand's Southern Alps." View more info

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England [Map]

By: Walker, J. & C.

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: London, A. Fullarton & Co.: [c1849]

Seller ID: 21461

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Some foxing. 2 horizontal and 2 vertical folds. 120mm tear with neat paper tape repair on reverse, without loss. A couple of 30mm tears to margins. ; No date [c1849]. Dimensions: 485 x 362mm. Printed area: 388 x 325mm. This map is from James Bell, "A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific [. . .] Vol. II" (London: A. Fullarton and Co., 1849). View more info

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Christina Alberta's Father

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: NZ$65.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: (1925)

Seller ID: 21322

ISBN: 083230445X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


No signatures. Some foxing to page edges. Small chip at head of dust-jacket spine. Foxing to dust-jacket. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; Second printing, in the same year as the first edition. "Second Impression" stated on dust-jacket. 410, [4 (blank)] pages. Red cloth boards with black lettering and rule on spine, black border to front board. Page dimensions: 190 x 124mm. A novel. "This is the story of a certain Mr. Preemby, a retired laundryman and widower, who abandoned his active interest in the Limpid Stream Laundry, in the Parish... View more info

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They Spied On England: Based on the German Secret Service War Diary of General Von Lahousen

By: Wighton, Charles & Gunter Peis

Price: NZ$72.50

Publisher: London, Odhams Press: (1958)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21308

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Some foxing. A 30mm tear and creasing at head of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; 320 pages + frontispiece + 17 illustrations on 4 plate leaves. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 209 x 134mm. Military history, World War Two. "Here, for the first time, is revealed the story of the German Secret Service operations inside the United Kingdom; the collaboration by members of the I.R.A.; the abortive German spy 'invasions' of the United States, the methods by which the Germans were tipped off about convoys leaving our ports, secrets... View more info

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A House of Pomegranates together with The Happy Prince and Other Tales

By: Wilde, Oscar

Price: NZ$58.00

Publisher: London, The Unicorn Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21320

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Joints rubbed, with some small 4mm chips to cloth on front joint. Moderate rubbing and some foxing to boards. No signatures.; 302, [1], [1 (blank)] pages. Pale grey cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 192 x 125mm. This volume contains these 9 stories: The Young King; The Birthday of the Infanta; The Fisherman and His Soul; The Star-Child; The Happy Prince; The Nightingale and the Rose; The Selfish Giant; The Devoted Friend; The Remarkable Rocket. View more info

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St. Joseph's Cathedral Choir - Jubilee Souvenir - 1862-1922

By: Wilson, J. J. [Joseph James]

Price: NZ$58.00

Publisher: Dunedin, [s.n.]: [1922]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21345

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Covers rubbed with moderate marks and stains. Staples rusted.; 48 pages. Printed card covers. Page dimensions: 204 x 136mm. Later printed note loosely included: "A valuable record not only of the choral and organ music for which the Cathedral was renowned, but also for the quality Catholic soloists from Italian and other touring companies who very gladly sang in Cathedral services during their visits to Dunedin. Since so many of the leading Cathedral musicians (Vallis, Squarise, Scherek etc.) were also heavily involved in various lay musical societies, Wilson's account adds much to our kno... View more info

The Manuscripts of St. Augustine's 'Tractatus in Euangelium Iohannis': a Preliminary Survey and Check-List

By: Wright, D. F.

Price: NZ$50.75

Publisher: Paris, 1972

Edition: First Separate Edition

Seller ID: 003125

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


25mm tear at tail of spine. 10mm tear at head of spine.; "Extrait des Recherches Augustiniennes Vol. 8 - 1972". Pages numbered from (55) - 143. Brown printed wrappers. Side-stapled. Page dimensions: 243 x 153mm. "One striking consequence of modern study of Augustine's 'Tractatus in Iohannem' has been the dissolution of their unity, a unity that for centuries has been taken more or less for granted. " - p. 55.; 8vo View more info

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Two Peoples, One Land - The New Zealand Wars

By: Wright, Matthew

Price: NZ$72.50

Publisher: Auckland, Reed Books: (2006)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21392

ISBN: 079001064X

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex-library. Covers laminated in clear plastic. Tape at gutters at endpapers. Some staining to upper corners of first two leaves. Rubbing to edgse of covers. Some rubbing to corners of leaves.; 285, [3] pages + 6 leaves of colour illustrations. Large format softcover book. Page dimensions: 277 x 207mm. Numerous illustrations. "The New Zealand Wars - at one time called the Land Wars and the Maori Wars - represent one of the most misunderstood (and misreported) 30 years in this country's history. This is the first highly illustrated volume to comprehensively detail the events and personalitie... View more info

Image for An Account of New Zealand; And of the Formation and Progress of The Church Missionary Society's Mission in the Northern Island

An Account of New Zealand; And of the Formation and Progress of The Church Missionary Society's Mission in the Northern Island

By: Yate, William (Rev.)

Price: NZ$260.00

Publisher: London, Seeley and Burnside: 1835

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21425

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Lacking 1 plate. Original boards, rebacked with later cloth spine, with title piece of original spine laid down. Original endpapers preserved, with tidy paper reinforcement at gutters of hinges. Presentation copy with inscription from author on front free endpaper. Another early signature on front pastedown endpaper: "J. Lawson / 1835". Later pencil marginalia about the recipient on front free endpaper. Moderate foxing to the frontispiece. Folding map in very good condition. ; This copy with an inscription by the author on front endpaper: "The Rev. H. G. Watkins / Rector of St. Swi... View more info

Image for I.C.S. Reference Library #228 - Surface Arrangements at Reduction Works / Ore Dressing and Milling / Fine Grinding / Sampling Ores / Roasting and Calcining Ores / Hyposulphite Lixiviation / The Chlorination Process

I.C.S. Reference Library #228 - Surface Arrangements at Reduction Works / Ore Dressing and Milling / Fine Grinding / Sampling Ores / Roasting and Calcining Ores / Hyposulphite Lixiviation / The Chlorination Process

By: [International Correspondence Schools]

Price: NZ$87.00

Publisher: Scranton, International Textbook Company / International Correspondence Schools: (1911)

Seller ID: 21328

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Some dampstains to margins of board.; vi, 56, 61, [1], 52, 67, [1], 84, 37, [1], 45, [1], 37, [1], 45, [1], [2], [46 (questions and answers)], (vii-xix Index), [1 (blank)] pages + double-page plates. Numerous in-text illustrations. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering and rule on spine. Page dimensions: 223 x 143mm. Each section paginated individually. Copyright dates for the 7 sections are: 1902; 1898, 1899; 1911; 1902; 1902; 1902; 1902. Mining textbook, number 228 in the series "I.C.S. Reference Library." View more info

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Passages in the Life of a Galley-Slave

By: [Marteilhe, Jean]; translated by M. Betham-Edwards

Price: NZ$58.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21409

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Lacking the frontispiece. Extensive foxing. Hinges broken. Lacking the rear free endpaper. Inscription dated 1900 on front endpaper "Std. 5 Presented to Jame McAusland by North Taieri School Committee April 1900:. ; vii, (viii-ix), [1], (11)-192 pages + 12 pages advertisements. Lacking frontispiece. Blue-green cloth boards with decoration in red and light green. Page dimensions: 180 x 120mm. "Just half a century ago the following narrative was discovered in an old family library at Lyons. After some investigation two copies of a later edition, published in Holland, furnished keys to th... View more info